Job markets get encouraging news

09/6/2010 | Reed/ACP Construction Data

Recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed employment declined in August over July by 54,000 -- but the private sector added 67,000 workers, which is a boost to overall confidence. While government jobs fell 121,000, the increase in private-sector jobs softened the blow. Unemployment in the construction industry decreased 0.3 percentage points to 17%, which also is encouraging.

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